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Zachary W.

Old Bridge, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachary W.

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I specialize in blues, rock and funk guitar on both the electric and acoustic, I also teach the electric bass and the banjo. I will teach-the fundamentals of music, ie. rhythm, melody and harmony, and then assist you on your journey to finding your own unique musical styling. I believe that music is the ultimate form of SELF expression so it is important that you tell me what inspires YOU and what your personal music goals are. Their are multiple ways to conceptualize the music and i will be your ally in finding what ways work best for you. i will customize lesson plans based on your personal music journey and where you want to get in your playing. whether you want to compose your own symphonies, write your own concept album, play some covers on the weekends, or just better yourself as a human being it would be my honor to teach you

About Zachary

I have been playing the guitar since my teenage years and it has been an integral part of me maturing into a responsible adult. The dedication and patience that learning an instrument have taught me are skills that i have applied to my academic and professional life. I hope to be able to impart not

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Nick R.

25 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Paul
Nick R. is truly an extraordinary guitar instructor. He is brimming with technical proficiency, enthusiasm, and a communication skill set that is unparalleled. His ability to hone in on exactly what you are doing wrong and right for that matter means you make progress rapidly and naturally. And he is a nice guy too!!
Christina S.
Such a great teacher! I am an absolute beginner, but feel I am getting better every lesson. Plus, so fun! A +++++
Robin
Fun classical guitar lessons. Very knowledgeable and thorough teacher. My son really enjoyed his lessons.

Vincent T.

East Brunswick, NJ
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Vincent T.

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I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandoli

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Eric L.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music from Hartt School of Music / University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Teaches Beginner
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Eric L.

31 Reviews
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Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play recognizable tunes. First, starting off with simple arrangments and then building as you become more advanced. I typically use Banjo Primer, Claw Hammer Banjo Primer and "You Can Teach Yourself Banjo" These books break everything down and gets you up and running very quickly. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a p

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Lois
Great 1st lesson! Learned how to tune electronically & hold my banjo. Very patient & understandable.
Christopher ..
Eric is very easy to work with and has a lot of patience. His depth of knowledge will suit a number of playing styles. He's been accommodating with schedule as things have come up on both sides requiring some flexibility. Overall, great experience through the first couple of lessons so don't hesitate to reach out to him.
Mercedes
Eric is a wonderful teacher! Thoughtful, clear, and encouraging.
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My tenor banjo (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I

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Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Westfield, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Westfield is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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$34 average
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$45 average
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"Excellent instructor. Easy to follow, even for a complete novice such as myself."
Rollin
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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"going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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"Eager to break down theory and provides a clear lesson plan."
Sydney
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Amazing first lesson and Steve is awesome! Can't wait for more lessons already."
RJ
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Listened well and adapted this first lesson to what I wanted and my level of experience"
Harvey
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"This was my first lesson on the banjo and enjoyed learning from Richard."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Love that my 11 year old can take the lessons from home. He is in a car a lot of the week, so being able to not loose time over sitting in traffic yet again, is really fantastic.
I don’t stay in the room for his classes, but what I notice with Ryan, is that my son is making steady progress and is taking up the banjo every day to practice, without me having to tell him too. That, to me, is an accomplishment on its own :)
Love these lessons, love Ryan who is friendly, relaxed and practical. Two thumbs up."
Max
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"David is very good with a first-time novice and his easy going style makes it easy to learn."
Toby
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"STEVE HAS EXCELLENT SKILLS.

STEVE IS NOT ONLY A WONDERFUL INSTRUCTOR BUT ALSO A VERY NICE AND CARING PERSON.WHEN I GET DISCOURAGED HE KNOWS THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY TO PICK ME UP AND GET ME BACK ON TRACK.HE IS A GREAT MUSICIAN,KNOWS THE BANJO VERY WELL.HE GIVES ME VERY CLEAR EXERCISES TO PRACTICE EACH WEEK AND ENCOURAGES ME TO FOLLOW THRU.I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE STEVE FOR MY INSTRUCTOR. I'M SO GLAD I CHOSE TAKE LESSONS TO FIND A TEACHER FOR THE BANJO."
PATTY
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Very good first lesson! It promises to be a fruitful relationship!"
Adrian
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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